What is the center of stiffness? where it is used?
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Centre of stiffness is also called as a centre of rigidity.
According to IS 1893-2002, it is the point from which the restoring force resultant of the system acts. In this case, the lateral forces pass from the centre of stiffness.
(force on the system (P) / displacement of the system)
The centre point where whole mass is building concentrate called as centre of rigidity or centre of stiffness.
In building, beams and columns carry all loads and transfer to foundation.